I will start today with the comment made by our leader that Ade made big sacrifices to stay with Arsenal as he was offered far more money to go to Milan and the fans should cut him some slack.
Silly me, I was under the impression he had 3 years left on his contract, so he couldn’t have left to go to Milan, also when we told them how much we wanted, that’s if they wanted to buy him, they said no thanks, so what exactly was the big sacrifice?
Okay that point being swiftly cleared up, I move on to the business in hand, as far as Ade is concerned, he is an Arsenal player, we the fans made a point last week, time to move on and get behind him and the team.
I expect a big win today and a marker to be laid down, Robin and Ade will start, Denilson and Eboue will be in midfield, Nasri and Theo will occupy the wings and the back four will be Sagna, Clichy, Gallas and Djourou, no change in goal.
Though he may spring a surprise and fit Kolo into midfield for either Eboue or Denilson, I think I would welcome that.
With Robin exploding into form this week for Holland, I expect him to be all guns blazing and where better to do it than at Craven Cottage, our old killing field.
Ryder Cup winning captain Bernard Gallacher is a Fulham fan and a great bloke, he always asks for us to go easy on him, so Bernard, please accept my apologies in advance!
I think our defence is shaping up well and Djourou is improving with each game, it will be interesting to see if he develops with captain Billy, language is no problem for Johan as his first language is French.
One thing I will say is, if any of our players don’t perform by half time, replace them, it’s not a slight, that’s why we have 7 subs, don’t wait until it’s too late.
There’s no point in commenting on the transfers because no one knows and it’s gone way past boring so I won’t, apart from this… …you have a week left Arsene, but I sure you know, everyone knows that if anyone knows it’s you.
I hope that’s enough ‘Arsene knows’ for our weekend bloggers.
So I’m going for 4 nil again, no surprise there then eh?
Have a great Saturday Grovers.